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Forum: Equipment   07-22-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By lksdrinker
I'm not sure there is an easy way to do this. ...

I'm not sure there is an easy way to do this. Even if you had identical needle valves I dont think you can safely say that turning the needle valve the same number of degrees would guarantee exactly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-22-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By lksdrinker
I dont think thats true. I think the wood...

I dont think thats true. I think the wood trimmed tanks are typically a bit older as that was a popular look for a while. I've got an older 55 and 29 with wood grain trim and they are holding up...
Forum: Equipment   07-20-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By lksdrinker
I too am doubting guppies being a labyrinth fish....

I too am doubting guppies being a labyrinth fish. I had never heard of this before, and some quick googling finds nothing to confirm.



But to the OP's question: I think its worth noting that...
Forum: Equipment   07-20-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By lksdrinker
This is how I've always done it. Only difference...

This is how I've always done it. Only difference is I wouldnt even bother removing the old media.....at least not until I needed it to seed another new tank/filter!

Bump:

Still dont know how...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-18-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By lksdrinker
Fair enough. I too thought apistos would be tiny...

Fair enough. I too thought apistos would be tiny and could get lost in that tank; but your first post specifically said you wanted no large fish! A tank that size would allow you to have multiple...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-18-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By lksdrinker
I'm a fan of apistogramma which should work well...

I'm a fan of apistogramma which should work well with what your goals are.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-07-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By lksdrinker
Sounds like some valid concerns have been...

Sounds like some valid concerns have been presented. I think the biggest concern would be the vibration though. Is there any chance you can skip using the dryer for a few weeks? Its nice...
Forum: Equipment   07-06-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By lksdrinker
I've kept fish for quite a long time. Maybe I'm...

I've kept fish for quite a long time. Maybe I'm just getting old, but Never once have I looked at my tank, and specifically the light, and thought geeze its hard to touch that switch (which I never...
Forum: Equipment   06-28-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By lksdrinker
Do you have a multimeter or any way to run some...

Do you have a multimeter or any way to run some tests on this thing?


Pretty sure this is the same item below. Poorly translated instructions; which seems to be what you say you've tried.
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Forum: Substrate   06-24-2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By lksdrinker
LOL....no need to get personal and bring my mets...

LOL....no need to get personal and bring my mets into this! Isnt the whole point of a forum to debate and talk about these things? This is one of those that cant easily be tested/proven. We've all...
Forum: Substrate   06-23-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By lksdrinker
Really? But you confirmed a bacterial die off by...

Really? But you confirmed a bacterial die off by smell alone?! :grin2:

I've removed tons of plants from tanks with no ill effect too; but I couldn't use that as confirmation as to the amount of...
Forum: Substrate   06-23-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By lksdrinker
smell death? You're like those cats in the...

smell death? You're like those cats in the nursing homes lol!

You're correct. there is a ton of surface area on the gravel, sand etc.; but not as much surface area as any biomedia might offer. ...
Forum: Fish   06-23-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By lksdrinker
When a potential predator (really any fish larger...

When a potential predator (really any fish larger than the schooling fish) is nearby, the small schooling fish group together to appear larger to that potential predator. Its also hard for the...
Forum: Substrate   06-23-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By lksdrinker
Well if your tank had no ill effects how can you...

Well if your tank had no ill effects how can you say for sure the bacteria within the filter died?

Not really sure how one could ever test something like this. Sure the volume of the biomedia is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-23-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By lksdrinker
It is a bit different. Look for KD (kiln dried)...

It is a bit different. Look for KD (kiln dried) studs which can still be douglas fir and typically arent much more expensive than the green stuff. Green wood will dry out after you build something....
Forum: Substrate   06-22-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By lksdrinker
Well running a tank with no filter definitely...

Well running a tank with no filter definitely changes my answer a bit as the majority of YOUR beneficial bacteria will certainly be in the substrate. If it were me; I'd add a filter to the tank now...
Forum: Equipment   06-21-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By lksdrinker
I dont know anything about that particular unit. ...

I dont know anything about that particular unit. But my best guess is its set to turn something on at 26 degrees and off again at 28 degrees while its currently reading 19 degrees. If that...
Forum: Substrate   06-21-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By lksdrinker
A few months or less is a bit of an exaggeration....

A few months or less is a bit of an exaggeration. Now the 9 years that the OP has had this substrate in the tank is certainly long enough for the nutrients to have been used up by now for sure.

I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-16-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By lksdrinker
50% of what though? The $1/gallon sale price...

50% of what though? The $1/gallon sale price that comes around every so often; or the normal, new (incredibly inflated for no good reason) price from the store?

I know things vary regionally, but...
Forum: Fish   06-16-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By lksdrinker
that "ich" spot, could be sort of like a pimple. ...

that "ich" spot, could be sort of like a pimple. I'd doubt you see a singular ich cyst. So long as it doesn't start spreading and multiplying, I wouldn't worry about it as chances are it'll either...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-16-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By lksdrinker
How long are you going to be away? I've come to...

How long are you going to be away? I've come to find that doing a big water change right before you leave, and then do absolutely nothing while you're gone, works very well. Fish can survive a week...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-16-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By lksdrinker
I tend to see/think/find the dollar per gallon...

I tend to see/think/find the dollar per gallon rule really only applies for "standard" sized tanks up to about a 55 gallon (as thats how the stores handle it and you wont get anything larger than a...
Forum: Equipment   06-15-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By lksdrinker
Short of LED lights most electrical components in...

Short of LED lights most electrical components in this hobby run on 110v anyway. Not enough of a concern for me to bother with I suppose.
Forum: Equipment   06-15-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By lksdrinker
not sure why voltage is a concern? The...

not sure why voltage is a concern? The aqualifter pump is more like an air pump that moves liquid. It takes airline tubing and moves something like 3 gallons an hour.
Forum: Equipment   06-14-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By lksdrinker
I use one of the aqualifter pumps and have it...

I use one of the aqualifter pumps and have it hanging off the side of my reservoir bin. The pump is above the reservoir water level and above the sump water level and I dont have any issues. ...
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